The Yale School of Management at Yale University was established in 1976 after a gift for its founding was accepted by the prestigious university in 1971. Today, business school students benefit from the many perks that Yale University has to offer. Graduate and executive students alike can be educated by some of the world’s leading researchers and scientists when taking courses in engineering, environmental sciences, and medicine. The option of working on an idea for a startup organization with a team comprised of Yale College undergraduates, Master of Environmental Management candidates, or seasoned engineers is also a realistic possibility. Students may choose to plan and execute a significant conference on business leadership with other professional and graduate students. All of the experiences presented by the Yale School of Management will challenge the business student to expand her thinking. The business school’s goal is to prepare students to lead in an increasingly complex business world where knowing how to connect seemingly disparate sectors, and individuals will be the key to success.
Yale School of Management students enjoy unparalleled access to each of the other programs and departments at Yale. Students have the power to take as many electives as they choose within different departments and colleges at the university. A recent report showed that nearly three-fourths of the Class of 2019 registered for elective courses outside the School of Management. During the 2018-2019 school year, over 1,400 Yale students from outside the business school enrolled for courses within the Yale School of Management. Many of these students were learning alongside MBA and MAM colleagues and working together on group assignments. Since its grand opening in January 2014, the Edward P. Evans Hall has grown into a university-wide center for activity, engagement, and discussion.
The business school provides graduate degree programs. An MBA, an MBA for Executives, A Master of Advanced Management, A Master’s Degree in Systematic Risk, and a Master’s Degree in Global Business & Society are available to graduate students at the Yale School of Management. The business school also provides certificates in education including Financing and Deploying Clean Energy and the Certificate on Excellence in Global Business,
The Yale School of Management Student Government is the primary means by which business students collectively shape their SOM education and the experience of classes after them. The organization encourages communication, respect, and understanding among staff, students, and alumni. The business school is committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive educational community. Contributing to more excellent representation for underrepresented groups in management is part of its mission. The SOM will actively seek students that feature a wide range of backgrounds and points of view. Yale aspires to build and maintain a welcoming community in which unique perspectives are seen and cherished.
To date, there are more than 50 student clubs at Yale SOM. Each one represents an abundant opportunity for students to connect with others who share similar aspirations, backgrounds, and personal interests. All students are welcome to join clubs as members or as active allies. Over eight out of ten students belong to a diverse affinity club at the business school. Clubs and organizations include Association of Hispanic and Latin American Students, Veterans Club, Black Business Alliance, Women in Management, Out of Office (LGBTQ+ Club), Silver-Haired Scholars, and Yale Consortium Cohort.
The Yale School of Management currently offers courses online which accompany its executive education and accelerated management programs. Students may choose from classes like the eight-week-long online Accelerated Management Program, a course entitled Digital Marketing: A Strategic Perspective, and Leading Effective Decision-Making.